Prenatal diagnosis of fetal omphalocele by ultrasound

A comparison of two centuries

Yu-Ling Liang, Lin Kang, Py Tsai, Yueh Chin Cheng, Huei Chen Ko, Chiung-Hsin Chang, Fong Ming Chang

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Abstract

An omphalocele, a fetal abdominal defect, is a very important congenital anomaly. Prenatal diagnosis of fetal omphalocele is crucial to clinical management. Objective: To investigate the accuracy of prenatal diagnosis for fetal omphalocele, we undertook a retrospective and consecutive analysis of our ultrasound database between January 1994 and December 2011. Materials and Methods: In total, ultrasound (US) detected 52 fetuses with an omphalocele in utero. Results: The incidence of fetal omphalocele is estimated as 1:1249 (0.08%). We also compared the gestational age at US diagnosis between the two centuries. In the 20th century, 22 cases of omphalocele were detected: four (18%) cases at first trimester, 17 (77%) cases at second trimester, and 1 (5%) case at third trimester. In the 21st century, 30 cases of omphalocele were detected: 13 (43%) cases at first trimester, 15 (50%) cases at second trimester, and two (7%) cases at third trimester. The gestational age at diagnosis of omphalocele is significantly earlier in the 21st century than in the last century. Conclusion: With the advancement and improvement in US equipment, the early detection of fetal omphalocele is feasible, which will substantially contribute to fetal wellbeing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-263
Number of pages6
JournalTaiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume52
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun 1

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Prenatal diagnosis of fetal omphalocele by ultrasound : A comparison of two centuries. / Liang, Yu-Ling; Kang, Lin; Tsai, Py; Cheng, Yueh Chin; Ko, Huei Chen; Chang, Chiung-Hsin; Chang, Fong Ming.

In: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 52, No. 2, 01.06.2013, p. 258-263.

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